Dhafir Harris, the Florida heavyweight known as “Dada 5000,” is on his way to recovery after suffering a health scare at Bellator 149, according to a report from TMZSports.com.
“Dada is recovering well,” Mike Vasquez, a representative of the fighter, told TMZ. “On his feet and moving around. Back to his usual self.
“He should be out [of the hospital] by the end of the week and can personally address [then].”
Harris, 38, was hospitalized on Friday night following his third-round knockout loss to Kimbo Slice at Toyota Center in Houston, after which he was taken from the cage on a stretcher. Harris’ family stated that he had been diagnosed with “severe dehydration, fatigue and renal failure” due to high levels of potassium brought on by a 40-pound weight.
Bellator MMA President Scott Coker on Monday afternoon also issued a brief statement via Twitter, confirming that Harris is “progressing well and will be headed home soon.”
We wanted to thank everyone for their concern. Dada’s update is he’s progressing well and will be headed home soon.— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) February 22, 2016